Atrium Osteopathy at the Balywn Health Hub
241 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn, Vic, 3103
Phone: (03) 9853 0808
Manual therapy that aims to balance interrelated systems of the body to restore health and wellbeing

Alana Smarrelli

Registered Osteopath

I am an Osteopath and I love working with my colleagues at The Balwyn Health Hub.
I spent three years studying science at Melbourne University before completing an osteopathic degree and masters at RMIT University.

I completed a group masters project, where we conducted trials to investigate the benefits of both functional and muscle energy techniques on pelvic dysfunctions. Our study aimed to provide much sought evidence for functional technique, which is gentle and widely used within the osteopathic field.
During my 8 years at university I worked part time as a receptionist at a health care clinic. I learnt the importance of communication and assisted with physiotherapy treatments.
I knew that I wanted to be in the health profession since I was a child; my family would line up for my soothing massages. It wasn’t until later that I decided that Osteopathy was for me. I enjoy treating in health, engaging and unwinding through the tissues; often focusing on the deep postural structures, to support and encourage ease throughout the body. I love that osteopathy trusts the body’s innate ability to heal and aims to create an environment within the body for this to occur.
I enjoy the variety of treating people of all ages with an array of complaints and accessing these problematic areas via the musculoskeletal system, which is how the founding osteopath encouraged health in his patients. I am interested in the effects of stress and emotion on the body and I find each person’s journey to health and happiness, unique and fascinating.
I work closely with Elissa O’Brien and the knowledge and experience we share with each other allows us to grow as osteopaths, individually and as a team.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, keeping fit and healthy, attending group meditation classes and enjoying Melbourne’s finest coffee with friends.
I look forward to meeting with you and supporting your health through osteopathic care.